Gino Datuin
Gino Datuin
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Sketcher Ameya
I think it is awesome and this thing really fetch me that you have made it from your non dominant hand
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Gino Datuin
Thank you! It was tough
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Gino Datuin
good job so far! I think everything is very saturated and i would like to see some "grey" areas to emphasize focal points. However that can also be a matter of taste. Maybe more harder edges would help. Keep it up!
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Yiming Wu
Interesting! Never tried using non-dominant hand to paint... maybe I should give it a try. I think the effect of this is like that drawing up-side-down practice where you focus on abstract shapes rather than the muscle memory to complete a stroke.
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Gino Datuin
you should try it for fun! i just didn't realize that i would learn from this "challenge." Never heard of drawing upside down, but i can already tell it would give me headaches lol
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Gino Datuin
I was challenged by a friend to make a painting using my non-dominant hand (left hand). This was the outcome. I chose to leave color out of it to make it a little easier. Truthfully, it turned out better than I expected. I thought it was just a good day in the studio, but now that I think about it, it was probably because I had to focus a lot more using my left hand. When painting, it's easy to tune out and go through the motions and enjoying the process. However, it still requires to be present when making decisions on the canvas. In this case, I was forced to think about every decision because it was more difficult than what I was used to. Even though it wasn't as fun to paint with my non-dominant hand, I think I needed that extra push. Has anyone else tried painting with their non-dominant hand?
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Gino Datuin
A digital sketch of snoop Dogg morphing into a chihuahua.
proko challenge animorphs
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I've seen people start plein air paintings, then after a certain amount of time when there have been too many changes in the environment, they work on it again in studio, from imagination or a reference photo they took at the site. What do artist typically change or look for when starting a plein air painting, then adjusting and finishing the painting later in the studio?
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Gino Datuin
Looks really great! Love the loose strokes and large shapes. Very readable and that yellow bus pops a lot against the purple background
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I'm receiving an error as well for the Male Anatomy Turnaround .zip file
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I noticed the shipping policy for prizes includes free shipping to the US. Does this include US territories? Thanks.
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Gino Datuin
Hey jo, Awesome first attempt, especially with such a dynamic pose. I would say to just continue practicing your color mixing. Your painting compared to the reference, although moving in the right direction, is very muddy. I find what helps me when I get confused with color in the painting process is asking the right questions and making the proper adjustments based on the answer to those questions, such as: What is the dominant color for this mix? Is it too saturated or too dull? Is it too light or too dark? Etc. This just gives me a clearer picture on what color I'm looking for and not just mindlessly mixing paint. Also check your values often. If you push the darks in the hair more to the value in the photo, it can open up the painting to a much more finished look. Hoped that helped and happy painting! Gino
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Yiming Wu
I see the horizontal stokes under. Does that serve as a "underpainting" equivalent to you? I think acrylic artist especially love this kind of effect. The only downside to this digital piece it that the stroke on top are not opaque enough to a point that mostly hides the underlying ones, maybe you do like that kind of texture, but looks weird somehow. Otherwise looks okay, you can try messing around with brushes and get a "harder" one, because with a lot of brushes digitally, they are over tuned for pressure so it gives the image a very soft look. What I learned from watching videos is that you can use hard brushes initially and use some smudging tool to create edge textures you like. So it's not how exactly what you do traditionally. But you can mess around the brushes and maybe set up a brush configuration that best mimics the sharpness of a pencil but will still manage blending and so on.
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Gino Datuin
Thank you! Yes, the horizontal strokes are very much left intentional as I didn't really mind it. It was just to tone the surface in my mind. Probably would have benefited from going a bit slower but I was working on this in a sketchy manner, not really as a cleaned up final drawing. I do need to play around more with the brush setting though, for sure. Thanks! Gino
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Olga Bruser
Really awesome! Some of them feel like the eyes are a bit off from where they should be. Maybe you can spend a few more minutes in the beginning on the construction of the face. I saw in another comment that you like the distortaion so maybe push that even more in an artistic way so it will be clear its intentional. Could be very cool and stylized.
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Gino Datuin
Great advice Olga! I'll try to remember not to rush the construction phase for the sake of getting to the painting part. Also, love your dark digital work! Very inspirational and motivating for me. Take care! Gino
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Yiming Wu
This one looks to me more polished than the other one you just posed here :D There are still some problems, but mostly it's about the use of digital tools. You can see your image looks almost flawless in thumbnail but if enlarge it, certain digital "softness" leaked out. E.g. the background is a bit fuzzy? Also the shoulder/background edge appears to be "not quite there", I'm not sure you could feel that. At your level, it feels to me if you just use a hard flat brush in your software to go over the image and provide some very sharp edges to it, that would look very nice.
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Gino Datuin
Thank you again Yiming! Thanks for the digital tip! It's been a real struggle to get used to the medium but hopefully with time and practice i'll get the hand of it. I'll use a harder brush next time! Now that you mentioned it, I think I only used two of the default brushes available. I'll probably just experiment more with brushes too. Happy drawing! Gino
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Sketcher Ameya
It is looking ok but try to make it more define
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Gino Datuin
Gotcha! I see what you mean when reading everyone else's suggestions too. Maybe harder edges in some areas? or did you mean more details?
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Sketcher Ameya
A good start
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Gino Datuin
Thanks again Ameya! I appreciate it!
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Jon Passig
these are awesome. You should take pride in the fact that you can lay down a unique composition and color flats in such a short time period. That being said, I would definitely recommend studying the form of the skull and structure of the face more. I know that probably isn't the most helpful thing to hear but it's what's most apparent in these. The one's that have specifically helped me the most are Stan's videos on the Loomis head, praise be Loomi, and Marc Brunet's various videos on faces that he uploads to Youtube. Thanks for sharing these!
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Gino Datuin
Thank you, Jon! I'm actually in the middle of the Proko Portrait Drawing Course! Hopefully I can apply everything I learn once I finish the course. I'm going to have to check out Marc Brunet's videos on Youtube now. Thanks again and take care.
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Sketcher Ameya
Nice start Gino. Keep it up
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Gino Datuin
Thank you!
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Yiming Wu
I especially love the third image where you have a nice cool-warm contrast there. I think in terms of capturing a believable head in a short time, you did a great job! Although the 4th and 5th seems a bit distorted, might be from the photo, or just right-handedness. I love your brush strokes :D TBH I should do more head studies as well.
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Gino Datuin
Thanks for your time, Yiming. Unfortunately I have to attribute that cool-warm contrast to the photo refence I used. I did take some liberties with the angles and drawings for some of them. The 5th on is actually my favorite outcome of all of them and it was surprisingly my first one I worked on. I definitely see the unintentional distortion on the 4th one though. I would love to see your head studies too! It's so fun and fresh knowing that it's only a quick sketch and not a daunting finished piece. Thanks again for the critique. Take care. Gino
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Gabriel Kahn
Hello there! Nice work, I love the expression! Your values are pretty good, but you are missing hard edges, almost all of your edges have been smudged, which really doesn't help the clarity especially on male faces. To avoid that you have to keep in mind the plane changes and the Asaro head could be a great help with that. The best places to show hard edges would be the edges of the face, around the eyes and the eyebrows, the bridge of the nose, and the edges of the mouth. Hopefully, I could help. Keep up the great work! :)
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Gino Datuin
Thanks Gabriel! Definitely working on memorizing those plane changes by heart. And thanks for the great photo reference you provided! Take care. Gino
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Gino Datuin
Hey, thanks for finding the time to stop by and view some of my quick sketches. Just a brief background... These are 30-45 minute digital head sketches done for practice. I've been painting traditionally consistently for the last 4 years or so but this is my first week of actually trying to learn to paint digitally. My goal for these sketches is to create somewhat believable heads from photo reference in the limited time frame to force myself to focus on large general shapes and forms. I did this also to familiarize myself with the digital workflow relative to traditional painting. The attached files of the individual heads are the ones I particularly liked the outcome for, but please feel free to critique any on the grouped spread. Thanks again in advanced for your generous advice. Take care. Your fellow artist friend, Gino
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